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  • her heart

    By Emily Stern

    March 7, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    She is humbled not by the rain or big storms
    but by the sweetness of the Heart
    and the sweetness that she is.

  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    January 10, 2013 | 9:34 am

    Residents of the Holy City woke up to a blanket of white as some six inches of snow fell overnight, the largest snowfall since 1992. Schools were cancelled, businesses closed and joyful children bundled up to play in the cold white stuff many had never seen or enjoyed.

    “It’s...

  • Wild weather slams Israel

    January 7, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Rain and high winds have caused damage and power outages throughout Israel.

    Storms raged across the country and temperatures dropped to below normal on Monday. Flooding closed the Herzliya train station and the main Azrielli shopping mall in Modiin, while traffic lights went out...

  • From Sandy to Gaza rockets, students weather each other’s storms

    November 20, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Between Israeli youths going through Hurricane Sandy and American youths experiencing the onslaught of rockets from Gaza, participants of November’s America Israel Friendship League’s (AIFL) student exchange rode an emotional and historic rollercoaster on both sides of the...

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  • Sandy stories: Destruction, recovery and human kindness

    November 6, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    A week after Sandy swept into the New York area with fierce winds, driving rain and a high tide for the history books, the nation’s largest Jewish community was still picking up the pieces. JTA gathered stories from around the storm zone about Sandy’s destruction, the recovery and...

  • As storm descended on Northeast, Jews took to Internet to share stories and appeal for help

    October 30, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

     

    At 10 p.m. Oct. 29, as the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the northeastern United States, filmmaker Sandi DuBowski posted an urgent online message.

    DuBowski’s elderly parents had declined to leave their home in Manhattan...

  • East Coast crippled by massive storm, death toll climbs

    October 30, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages.

    The storm killed at least 40...

  • Flights between Israel and U.S. delayed due to Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Flights between Israel and the United States continue to be delayed as superstorm Sandy continues to batter America's northeast coast.

    Thousands of Israeli airline passengers had their flights to the United States canceled on Monday and Tuesday.

    Israelis trying to get home...

  • Jewish institutions shutting down for massive storm

    October 29, 2012 | 9:15 am

    [UPDATE 5:15 p.m. PDT] Reuters 

    Massive storm Sandy made landfall on Monday along the coast of southern New Jersey, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

    Sandy was located about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City, N.J., and had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. 

    Reporting...

  • Wicked weather causing damage in Israel

    March 1, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Severe weather in Israel has caused damage and blackouts.

    Heavy rain and high winds disrupted air traffic at Ben Gurion Airport. Some wind gusts reached 62 miles per hour, according to reports.

    The severe weather is supposed to last at least until Saturday; Friday is expected to be...

  • Irene downgraded as four million without power

    August 28, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    At least four million people are without power and nine dead in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

    The streets of New York City remained deserted on Sunday, as public transportation remained shut down, and the storm hit...

  • Turbulent Tonga

    George Rajna

    August 28, 2011 | 9:10 am

    After three glorious weeks on the beautiful islands of Samoa, we boarded the two hour Air Pacific flight from Apia to Nadi in Fiji, the most convenient access point for Tonga. We noticed there that the onward flight from Nadi to Nukalofa, Tongatapu was likely delayed and could not...

  • New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

    August 26, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

    The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East...

  • UJC seeks donations for hurricane victims

    September 16, 2008 | 7:42 pm

    United Jewish Communities begun a campaign for donations to help in the recovery from recent hurricanes.

    The umbrella organization of North America’s Jewish federation system is urging the 157 federations and 400 independent Jewish communities it serves to contribute to the effort,...

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